20 May 2014

Recruitment and selection guidelines, including information on advertising a position, establishing an interview panel and interviewing candidates.

Effective recruitment is fundamental to attracting, recruiting and retaining high-calibre employees. Some of the benefits of effective recruitment are:

  • quality information about candidates enables good decision-making
  • candidates recruited are a good fit with the organisation and the role
  • improved customer service as a result of quality hires
  • costs associated with employee turnover are reduced
  • less investment in training is required if suitably qualified and experienced people are recruited.


See the Recruitment and Selection Guidelines on page 4 of our People management toolkit and the following templates that are relevant to the recruitment process:

  • Recruitment and interview guidelines
  • Job description
  • Sample individual employment agreement
  • Sample fixed term employment agreement
  • Sample independent contractor agreement
  • Sample casual employment agreement
  • Sample letter for candidate not short-listed
  • Sample letter for short-listed candidate
  • Sample covering letter - offer of employment
  • Application form.

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